Gannets Galore at Troup

Wednesday 18 July

7.00 pm

Price: Suggested donation £8 non-members/£5 RSPB members

Booking essential

Join us on a cliff top walk to see the sights, sounds and smells of the amazing RSPB Scotland Troup Head nature reserve. Troup Head is home to nearly 4,000 gannets – Scotland’s largest mainland colony.

Alongside the gannets, Troup is home to thousands of other seabirds including guillemots, razorbills, kittiwakes and fulmars. This part of the North coast is spectacular and well worth a visit.


Care is required on the cliff top – this event may not be suitable for small children.


Booking is essential as places are very limited – please call us on 01346 532017 or email . (To help our leaders’ planning, you will also need to confirm your booking by phone or email on the day before the walk takes place.) If you have binoculars, please bring them along! Meet at the reserve entrance at 6.50 pm - ten minutes before the start time.


RSPB Troup Head is found between Pennan and Gardenstown on the B9031, east along the coast from Macduff. RSPB Troup Head nature reserve is signposted off the B9031. You will also see a sign for Northfield Farm at this turn off. Follow the RSPB brown signs until you reach Northfield Farm. Continue through the farmyard and onto a rough track until you reach the Troup Head reserve car park. Read more at

Where is it?

  • Postcode: AB45 3JJ
  • County: Aberdeenshire

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